Magnetized molecules monitor breast cancers
March 6, 2020 -- A new technique that uses hyperpolarized carbon-13 MRI to monitor the metabolism of different types of breast cancer can identify how rapidly a tumor is growing, U.K. researchers report. The approach could help doctors prescribe the best course of treatment and follow how patients respond. Read More
Abortion studies look set to arouse controversy
March 4, 2020 -- Two new research papers from China involving the use of ultrasound to evaluate endometrial receptivity and damage in patients who have had a so-called artificial abortion appear likely to generate debate -- not because of the findings but due to the unusual terminology employed by the authors. Read More
ECR 2020 gets postponed until mid-July
March 3, 2020 -- Next week's European Congress of Radiology (ECR) has been called off and rescheduled for 15-19 July in Vienna. It was impossible to guarantee a safe environment for attendees due to the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to organizers of the meeting. Read More
Abbreviated breast MRI proves value for invasive cancer
February 27, 2020 -- A 10-minute MRI scan may be superior to digital breast tomosynthesis in women with dense tissue, writes a U.S.-German team. The group published the results of a 48-center study in the 25 February issue of JAMA. Read More
Women dominate in 2020 EuroMinnies awards
February 25, 2020 -- Women have dominated the 2020 EuroMinnies award scheme, collecting the prizes for Most Influential Radiology Researcher, Most Effective Radiology Educator, Radiology Rising Star, and Scientific Paper of the Year. Germany, Spain, Portugal, and Norway have provided the winners in these four categories. Read More
Dutch unveil new data on claims against radiology
February 18, 2020 -- Breast and musculoskeletal imaging accounted for over a third of legal allegations made against radiologists and trainees over the past decade, but the total number of cases remains low, according to Dutch figures published online on 17 February by European Radiology. Read More
Does double reading mammography make sense?
February 18, 2020 -- New research confirms that a double reading of a mammogram, followed by a consensus review when the recommendations don't align, helps to reduce recall rates without affecting cancer detection. The analysis was published online on 11 February in Radiology. Read More
Is breast MRI worth the recall rate in clinical exams?
February 13, 2020 -- MRI has a high sensitivity when it comes to breast cancer, but the modality also has a recall rate of more than 11% and may not be worth the additional recalls for a high-risk patient population, according to a research team from Dublin. Read More
Italian team focuses on presurgical staging of breast cancer
February 7, 2020 -- Contrast-enhanced digital mammography can achieve an excellent diagnostic performance in the presurgical staging of breast cancer, and symptomatic patients with palpable lesions benefit most from this technique, Italian researchers have reported. Read More
Dutch shine light on breast microcalcifications
February 5, 2020 -- Newer imaging technologies can have a major impact on early breast cancer detection. That's the view of Dutch authors who have compared the performance of full-field digital mammography against film-screen mammography for microcalcifications. Read More